Welcome to our online English for Migrants course. If you are living in New Zealand and English is not your first language, then we can help you.
When you log in with username and password, you will be taken to our Classroom page.
On this page you can get personlised messages and feedback from your tutor that only you can read. You can also see the message board where there are messages for the whole class.
"My Course" The link on the left hand menu will take you to the lessons in your course. You can also see these listed in the box on the right of the message board.
If you click on "Unit 1", you will see all the lessons in that unit.
There are six lessons, a pronunciation unit, a progress test and some extra lessons for self-directed study.
How to use my lessons
To begin a lesson you want to do, click on its title in the list of lessons in that unit. The first page of each lesson shows you the title, the topic and the skills you will practise.
The number and type of activities per lesson is shown in the grey menu bar running from left to right at the top of the lesson. To begin the lesson click "Start" to go to the first activity.
On each activity, you will see instructions on what to do in black writing. For example, enter your answers in the boxes or use the arrows.
When you have completed the exercise, click "Check Your Answers". You will be told your score and whether you have finished that exercise.
To go to the next exercise click "Next". Alternatively, you can click on the number of the exercise you would like to do. The menu bar will track where you are by highlighting the number of the exercise you are on.
When you have completed all the activities in the lesson, or wish to try another lesson, close the page by clicking on "Close" in the bar at the top of the page. You will then go back to the list of lessons for that unit where you can choose another lesson.
Answers and feedback
All of the exercises tell you whether your answer is correct or not. You get instant feedback on your answers.
Each exercise is then scored individually. You are given a percentage score based on how many correct answers you give and how many attempts you had before you got the answer right.
In many of the exercises you will also be told not only if your answer is incorrect, but given feedback telling you where to find the correct information or why your answer was not the right one.
Every week you will need to send written work to your tutor. To do this, you can follow the instructions on each homework page. Simply type your writing into the form and then press "Submit". This will be sent to your personal tutor. HINT: It is a very good idea to type your homework in a word document first so you have a copy in case anything is lost.
To see your grade, click 'Marked Assignments' in the left hand menu. You can use the drop down menu to see your grade and comments from your tutor.
This shows you how many lessons you have done, how many times and the grades your tutor has given you for each lesson.
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